Fort Lee Historic Park:
Fort Lee, NJ 12 Apr
Fort Lee Historic Park is rich in American History. It is a 33 acres park atop the cliffs overlooking the Hudson River. The park is situated in very close proximity to the George Washington Bridge. The park houses a reconstructed War encampment from the Revolutionary War.
Fort Lee originally named Fort Constitution was built in fortified in 1776. It was built under the orders of Washington. Fort Lee was never actually used in the war against the British. The colonists retreated when they sustained many defeats in the area.
There are paths leading to a reconstructed blockhouse, soldier and officer’s hut, gun batteries and canons. There are special events and school programs offered at Fort Lee Historic Park. When we visited we saw a class leaving with a soldier in full uniform. Check the online calendar for the schedule of special events. Please note that no bikes are permitted on the paths.
The Visitors Center has a small museum with many displays from the Revolutionary War.
Posted: April 12, 2018
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Open Daily during daylight hours
Metered parking is in effect at Fort Lee Historic Park
8 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week, year-round (including holidays)
Mon. – Fri. $1/hr. for the first 3 hrs., then $2/hr.
Sat. & Sun. $5 for the first 3 hrs., then $2/hr.
All days: $20 each bus.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 40 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Monsey: 40 minutes